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Cross-border fighting between Israel and Hamas appeared to abate slightly early on Tuesday, with no fatalities logged in Gaza for the first time since hostilities erupted on May 10, and fewer long-range Palestinian rocket attacks.

Hamas-Israel fighting abates as truce calls mount

Cross-border fighting between Israel and Hamas appeared to abate slightly early on Tuesday, with no fatalities logged in Gaza for the first time since hostilities erupted on May 10, and fewer long-range Palestinian rocket attacks.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Report: 723 killed, 407 abducted in Nigeria in one month

At least 723 people were killed in violent attacks across Nigeria in April 2021, a report by a non-governmental organisation, Nigeria Mourns, has shown.
Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (fifth from the left) and his colleagues during Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum meeting in Ibadan Oyo State on Monday.

PDP governors asks President Buhari to summon Police Council meeting

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum has unanimously has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately summon the meeting of the Nigerian Police Council to implement strategies to combat the security challenges facing the...
Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Monday came hard on the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, calling on what they termed incompetent and rudderless All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government to take bold and deliberate steps to deescalate and lower tension in the country.

PDP governor endorse state police, restructuring, ban on open grazing

Governors elected on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday tasked President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately begin the processes towards the creation of state police.
Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Monday came hard on the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, calling on what they termed incompetent and rudderless All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government to take bold and deliberate steps to deescalate and lower tension in the country.

PDP governors call on President Buhari to deescalate, lower tension in Nigeria

Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Monday came hard on the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, calling on what they termed incompetent and rudderless All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government to take bold and deliberate steps to deescalate and lower tension in the country.
9. President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting behind closed doors with Service Chiefs and heads of security agencies at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Group urges President Buhari to ignore calls for secession

The No Alternative to Buhari-Osinbajo 2019 (NATBO 2019) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to ignore calls for secession and self-determination.
Governors of the 17 southern states under the aegis of the Southern Governors Forum have called on the federal government to convoke a national dialogue as a matter of urgency to address widespread agitations among Nigerians for greater inclusiveness in governance.

Group demands national referendum to Southern governors’ resolution

The South-South Study Group, (3SG) has called for a national referendum to give political stimulus to the recent resolution of Southern governors on restructuring and unanimity against open grazing among others.
Wilson Inalegwu, former assistant inspector-general of police, says the southern governors should have condemned the attacks on security agencies during their meeting in Asaba, Delta state capital, on Tuesday.

Southern states set to enact anti-open grazing law

Following the resolution of the 17 governors of the Southern states banning open grazing of cattle in the three geopolitical zones in the South, no fewer than eight states are now set to enact anti-open grazing law to give legislative backing to the governors’ pronouncement, investigation has revealed.

Edwin Clark cautions against agitation for Nigeria’s break-up

An elder statesman and former Minister of Information, Chief Edwin Clark, has cautioned against calls for secession in some parts of the country.
Despite Allegri’s entourage denying any contact from Real Madrid, the Spanish side consider the Italian coach one of the most likely contenders to take over from Zidane, should he confirm his exit.

Real Madrid are keen on bringing in Italian manager

Despite Allegri’s entourage denying any contact from Real Madrid, the Spanish side consider the Italian coach one of the most likely contenders to take over from Zidane, should he confirm his exit.

Anglican bishop: President Buhari not sincere in tackling insecurity

The Anglican Bishop of the Diocese of Oru ,in Oru west council of Imo state, Rt Revd Geoffery Chukwunenye, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is not sincere about tackling insecurity in the country.
Fulani herdsmen

Northern group rejects ban on open grazing

Pan-Arewa socio-political organisation, Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG), has outrightly rejected the ban on open grazing imposed by Northern governors, a decision intended to tame the impasse between cattle herders and farmers.

Senator Anyanwu urges President Buhari to revisit Southeast commission bill

The former Senator who represented Imo East Senatorial district, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, yesterday called on President Muhammadu Buhari, to assent to the South-East Development Commission’s Bill, SEDC, before him (Buhari) as one of the ways to respond to the call for national dialogue by the Southern governors.

Yoruba Ronu Forum: National dialogue our last chance to save Nigeria from disintegration

Yoruba Ronu Leadership Forum, a socio-political group has thrown its weight behind the recent call by the southern governors to the federal government to immediately convoke a national dialogue.

Southern speakers support governors’ ban on open grazing, restructuring, others

Speakers of Southern States Legislatures, weekend, threw their weight the Southern Governors resolutions, banning open grazing of cattle, call for national dialogue, restructuring of the country and respect for Federal Character.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has thanked Nigerians from different walks of life, who visited him on Friday in his Abuja residence to honour him on the occasion of his 63rd birthday.

2023: Nigerian youths vow to compel, purchase form for ex-President Jonathan

Nigerian youths under the auspices of Youths Earnestly Demand for Goodluck Jonathan 2023, has promised not only to purchase nomination forms but also compel former President Goodluck Jonathan to contest the 2023 presidential election.
Wilson Inalegwu, former assistant inspector-general of police, says the southern governors should have condemned the attacks on security agencies during their meeting in Asaba, Delta state capital, on Tuesday.

Aisha Yesufu: Those against Southern governors are on expired drugs

Human rights activist, Aisha Yesufu, has slammed critics of Southern governors, adding that those against the communiqué issued at the end of the governors’ recent meeting in Asaba, the Delta State capital, are on expired drugs.
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Choice of APC national chairman won’t be contest of titles – chieftain

Mallam Saliu Mustapha, a Buhari Associate and stalwart of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has come out to state that the next national chairman of the party that would be decided in the next party convention would not be about titles or what the candidate has been before the contest.
Edwin Kiagbodo Clark

Edwin Clark: Nigeria will remain one

Hundreds of youths under the aegis of Omo Oduduwa United led by political thug turned agitator, Sunday Igboho, had converged in Osogbo on Saturday, marching through the streets in agitation for a Yoruba Nation.
The Northern Governors Forum says the current system of open grazing, operated by herders in the country, is no longer sustainable.

Anglican Bishop: Criticisms against open grazing ban selfish, primitive

The Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Oru in Imo State, Rt. Rev. Godffrey Chukwunenye has hit out at those criticising the southern governors’ ban on open grazing and support for restructuring, saying that such criticisms were selfish and primitive.
Some youth agitating for a Yoruba nation have stormed Osogbo, the capital of Osun State, calling for the breakaway of the ethnic group from Nigeria.

Pro-Yoruba nation protesters ground activities in Osun

Some youth agitating for a Yoruba nation have stormed Osogbo, the capital of Osun State, calling for the breakaway of the ethnic group from Nigeria.
Nigeria’s oil and gas industry has lost huge investments due to the non-passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has said.

Delta governor faults Senator Lawan’s stance on Southern governors’ call for restructuring

Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has condemned the statement made by the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, following Southern governors’ call for restructuring and fiscal federalism.

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